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  5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Singapore

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Singapore is ranked as the second-best expat destination in the world, with Switzerland being the best. This is not surprising, as Singapore provides expats with financial stability, high chances for career progression, and an excellent quality of life. Life in Singapore is sure to be an fun, rewarding adventure, but in order to help you adjust to your new environment, here are five things you should know before you make your move:

1. Weather

Most expats are warned about the culture shock they will face when moving to a new country, and are prepared for it, but there is often nothing that can truly prepare you for the extreme change in climate. British and American expats who are used to a continental or temperate climate find it tough to adjust to the heat and humidity of a tropical climate.   more ...

  Learning To Communicate With The Locals in Singapore - Some Tips For Expats

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Singapore is the second most popular destination (after Switzerland) for expats, according to a survey conducted by HSBC. This is largely due to the concerted efforts of the Singaporean government to attract expats. The country’s infrastructure is considered to be among the best in the world. The well maintained roads, impressive internet speed, transparent (if rigid) government, and the prevalence of English make it an ideal destination for expats. About a quarter of the people in the country are expats, so Singaporeans are very comfortable with diversity and are welcoming to foreigners. However, although communicating with fellow expats may not be an issue, it is natural that you would face a few communication problems when dealing with the locals.   more ...

  5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Singapore

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Southeast Asians – and Singaporeans in particular – take their food very seriously, and any business that caters to the taste buds probably has a higher chance of success in the region as compared to most others! Someone’s always looking for a good place to eat, and cheap roadside joints and hawkers never go out of business. The city is paradise for foodies, and in terms of cuisine it is truly a melting pot of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities. If you really want to get a taste of the region though, it would be best to stick to the Southeast Asian fares.   more ...

  What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Singapore?

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Singapore is a modernized and highly developed nation. Expats will find that Singapore’s healthcare system is among the best performing systems in the world. There are private and public health services available and both are known to provide high quality treatments.

However due to the country’s dense population, communicable health conditions get passed around quite easily. These include minor problems such as the flu and colds. Singapore also faces the problem of air pollution, which in turn could trigger and aggravate respiratory conditions.   more ...

  Recommended Reading For Expats Moving To Singapore

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Singapore has an excellent public transport system, high-quality healthcare services, and a modern, multicultural society that enjoys a high standard of life. It’s no wonder that so many expats move to Singapore every year. This city-state’s economy is also stable on account of significant government measures and many big businesses are headquartered here. Expats often feel they earn better in Singapore than they would back home, and the biggest advantage is that they retain access to more of their income too. So for expats already settling down in Singapore and for those who are in the process of planning their move, here is some recommended reading.   more ...


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